Snowshoeing Up Mt. Rainier

Spring in Seattle and deep powder in the Cascades. I loved snowshoeing up to Paradise on Mt. Rainier, one of the snowiest peaks in the U.S. A sunny day with Evergreen Escapes. And, hey, Seattleites check out the wine tastings at Evergreen's Adventure Hub. The wine is made right there in Sodo and I got to hang out with my adventure colleagues there this week.

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Angry, Anti-Clinton White Guys of Salon Slideshow

Salon,  I love you, but your Hillary Clinton tirades are hysterically funny. I'm collecting them here. Hillary is getting more votes than Bernie Sanders. You will have to choose between a female presidential candidate and Donald Trump: It won't kill you.
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Fast Train to Machu Picchu

Getting to the sacred shrine of Machu Picchu in Peru doesn't have to be arduous, no matter what people tell you. After acclimating in Cusco and tackling the Lares Trek with Mountain Lodges of Peru, we hopped aboard Inca Rail and rode in luxury, drinking wine and taking in the incredible sights.

This train leaves from "the ancient village of Ollantaytambo, a gem among Inca architecture, tracing a winding route along the Vilcanota river past snow-capped peaks and verdant crops until it slowly enters the enchanted rainforest that hosts the mystical Inca citadel." We arrived in Aguas Calientes, the tropical town nearest the shrine, happy and relaxed, ready to see Machu Picchu the next morning. One of the world's must-see sites, it was worth the ride.

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Amanda Knox: Free At Last. In Pictures, Videos, Tweets

By Candace Dempsey, author of Murder in Italy, the true story of Amanda Knox. We suffered in Seattle, as we awaited the final verdict in Amanda Knox case.  Seattle is her hometown. We never dreamed that she and Raffaele Sollecito would be released by the Italian Supreme Court, after 7 long years. They faced more than 24 years in prison each, for the murder of Meredith Kercher. Drifter Rudy Guede is serving 16 years for slashing her to death. He is the lone killer.

Basta, finito, the two college students are free forever. Click on the slideshow to see the final days of the Amanda Knox case as it played out in real time. It truly is the story with 1001 twists.
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